Classic Punk

New York City, New York | Film Short

Comedy, Drama

Ashley Hiatt

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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This campaign raised $5,300 for production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

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Hello! My name is Ashley Hiatt and Classic Punk has been a labor of love for the past year and a half. I want to be able to tell the story of Dorothy because in a strange way she is totally me. Please watch my pitch video and think about donating no matter how small :) Thank you!

About The Project

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Mission Statement

I, myself am a woman of color and have many women on the production side of my team. I have made it a point to have woman and people of color involved in my film. The protagonist is an older woman and there is a half half male female ratio though the woman get more screen time!

The Story


Thank you for checking out my film Classic Punk. It is an ode to one of my favorite times in America. I love the anarchy, the fight in every person of the scene. As with one of my favorite lines of music, "You got to fight for your right to PARTY." and that is what this story boils down to.

Dorothy our protagonist has to regain finacial freedom when her children try to put her in an elderly home. She turns to sex work as her last attempt at being able to live her life the way she wants to.

Why this and why me you ask? Because its a bold, unique story and it deserves to be told. It is an attempt to be inclusive, humanizing and non judgemental about a character that is fairly polorizing. I can not wait to share this story with everyone and thank you for stopping by!




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Cash Pledge

Costs $0

Legal & Insurance

Costs $170

Insurance COI


Costs $300

Equipment van to transport necessary equipment.


Costs $1,200

Makeup & Prosthetics


Costs $1,200

Finding a shooting location that is relevant to our character and economical.

Art Department Budget

Costs $830

Art department is pivotal to creating a compelling story authentic to the characters in it.


Costs $300

Audio recording on set.

Camera Department Rentals

Costs $2,000

Rental camera equipment

About This Team

Ashley Hiatt, Sukhdeep Sohi, Aimee Joy Mann, James Mckenzie, and Simone Cortes met at Brooklyn College Film School and have been working together since. 


Ashley, Director, is energized by telling untold weird, strange, and taboo stories. Ashley works hard to make those stories feel as human as possible. 


Aimee, Co-Producer, is a freelance producer/production manager specializing in short form content. Aimee puts passion and organization into her projects. 


Sukhdeep, Producer, is a freelance producer specializing in TV shows and short films. Deep puts enthusiasm and hard work into his projects. 


Simone, Assistant Director, is a freelance 1st assistant director. She specializes in optomizing efficiency, communication, and scheduling. Simone is straightforward, responsible, and an industry professional.


James is a freelance director of photography. He shoots narrative films, music videos, corporate videos, and webseries. He has a very keen eye and brings a sharp visual edge to everything he shoots.

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